Tag: home tour


HOME TOUR / OUR BEDROOM
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The last leg of our home tour : the bedroom.

My favorite part about this space is probably the wallpaper behind our bed.  Busy wallpaper usually really scares me.  But I fell in love with this charcoal lace print by Louis Body and thought it’d make the perfect statement.  I decided to hang some antlers (I know, I have far too many) alongside some vintage metal letters that I painted a gritty white (XO!).  Our bedding is from Anthropologie, the hand crocheted throw is from Namolio, and our pillows are from Bookhou and Z Gallerie.

The dresser also has a fun story in that it’s grown up with me.  I’ve had it since I was 10 and have moved it into every apartment and condo I’ve ever lived in.  We painted and distressed it in white and switched out the knobs with prettier ones.  It’s amazing what a little paint and hardware can do.  The wood behind our tv was the creative idea of my husband.  For a solo art show I did several years ago, Sam built me a ton of these reclaimed whitewashed wooden back drops to display my art on.  I loved them so much, I didn’t want to just throw them away after the show was over. So we saved them in our garage for over a year before Sam came up with the idea to use them as a backdrop for our television.  I just love the way it came out.  Overall, our bedroom is pretty thrifty….but I like that a lot of the pieces have a story or a memory tied to them.

Photos by Jackie Wonders


HOME TOUR: WORKSPACE

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Kelli Murray //  Workspace

Part two of my home tour: the office. (part one here)

Let’s be honest.  A good majority of my time is spent in this little space.  Because I work out of my home, I really wanted to create a work environment that felt set apart.  Somewhere I could focus and feel inspired.  This room was the last on our long list of home improvements (not to say that list will ever really be complete).  It started as a guest room.  Covered with brown carpet and moss green walls. It’s amazing what a coat of white paint and wood floors can do to a room!  Sam ripped out the original closet and built in custom shelving and cabinets for storage.  I love the stark white walls mixed with the industrial details and all of the different wood finishes.  It certainly wasn’t my plan to have such a hodge podge mix of wood finishes, but luckily it all came together pretty nicely!

Vintage Wooden Spool from BonnBonn  /  Wooden Twine Holder from Oh, Hello Friend  /  Gold Leaf Ampersand by Edie’s Lab  /  Drafting Desk from World Market  /  Floor Lamp from Pottery Barn / Computer desk legs and tabletop from Ikea  /   Fiberglass Shell Chair by Modernica  /  Art Prints by Julianna Swaney and Anna Emilia  /  Gold Succulent sculpture by Waterstone Succulents / Dreamcatcher from Wildflower Dream Catchers

Photos by Jackie Wonders


Design Sponge

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

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Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

Design Sponge / Kelli Murray

A few weeks ago our home was featured over on Design Sponge as part of their Sneak Peak column.  Design Sponge has been one of my favorite blogs for a long time now, so I was so honored we were asked to contribute.  Some of you may have already seen the feature, but I thought I’d share more of the photos here on my own blog.  My first ever “home tour” (I know some of you have been asking for this for a while!)  Starting with our living room and kitchen.  More rooms to come!

Big thanks to my friend Jackie Wonders for the photos.

Souk Wool Rug, Paper Mache Deer Sculpture & Shelving – West Elm // Couch – Skyler’s // Industrial Light – Long Made Co.  //  Oak Diamond Hooks – Ferm Living  //  Cotton Rope Plant Hangers – Indie & Arrow  //  San Diego Market Bag – Aloha Sunday


Glitter Guide // Rylee’s Room
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Rylee and I were honored to be featured over on Glitter Guide yesterday as a part their Little Gem column!  If you missed it, you can see the full interview here.  I wrote a lot about life as a working mom and some of the ways in which motherhood has changed me.  My favorite little tid bit from the interview:

Do you have any advice for other moms who are striving to balance work and family?

I think a lot of us put pressure on ourselves to “do it all”…and to do it all with ease. I know I did in the beginning and it just about killed me. I often felt a nagging guilt for not doing enough for Rylee, not doing enough for myself, not being the best wife I could be, not being able to finish everything I set out to do. The list goes on. I so badly wanted to do it all, but I quickly came to the realization that it just wasn’t going to happen. I had to step back, slow down, take a deep breath and prioritize. For the first time in my life, I had to change the way I operated. I had to create a schedule (imagine that) and figure out where to “cut the fat” in my life. Even though it was hard, I had to give myself grace in the process.

It’s so easy to compare ourselves to other moms who seemingly have it all together…but I promise, underneath that combed hair and thought-out outfit, there was something they struggled with that morning, too. I think it’s important for all of us to support and encourage each other—wherever we are—instead of trying to decide who’s doing it right and who’s doing it wrong. At the end of the day, we just have to make the best decisions for ourselves and our families and our overall happiness. And that might look a lot different for each of us.

A huge thanks to my pal Jackie Wonders for capturing such great pics of my girl and her room!  There’s even more…I just had to split them into two posts! …to be continued ;)